Home Improvement

It’s time to sell your home … to yourself
If you’ve ever had to prepare a house for sale, then you know just how busy a time it can be. Then, after weeks or months of home improvement, many homeowners take a step back, and look around at their newly repainted, decluttered, much improved space and wonder why they hadn’t done any of it prior to putting their house up on the market. (more…)
- June 13, 2017

Pendant lights are practically perfect in the kitchen
A look at how to use pendant lights in the kitchen. If you think of the kitchen as a workspace, then it’s only logical to want to see it infused with good lighting. Proper task lighting makes reading recipes easier, allows your kids to comfortably do homework and helps to add beauty to your gourmet creations (hopefully). (more…)
- November 5, 2016

Don’t make these 7 mistakes when painting a room
Understandably, most people aren’t interested in spending an entire day on home improvement chores; however painting a room really isn’t the sort of thing that should be rushed. Your walls are the backdrop for your life at home and the most dominant feature in any room. That’s why it’s so important to take your time and definitely do your prep work even before opening a can of paint. (more…)
- September 1, 2016

Basement Renos – Where to Save and Where to Splurge
Everybody wants to maximize their home space. Whether it’s a play area for the kids, a home office, a workout area or additional space for family gatherings, a basement renovation will give you the space you desire while also increasing the value of your home. Although renovations can be costly, you can still create a basement retreat on a budget. “For many years now I’ve been making basement apartments come to life on HGTV’s Income Property—I’ve got all the tips and tricks to extend your basement into a fabulous living space.” (more…)
- January 27, 2016

Keeping your air conditioner in working order
During the winter and summer months, a well-functioning heating and cooling unit can provide you with unparalleled comfort. This comfort can easily dissipate once your unit stops working, and for many people, professional assistance will be required. Many simpler issues can usually be remedied by tampering with your unit, but more profound issues will confuse non-professionals. (more…)
- January 15, 2016

Selling your home? These strategies could lead to a faster sale
The home you live in today is likely a home you'll sell in the future. Maybe that’s because it’s a two storey home and you’d prefer a single-level property when you’re older. Perhaps you know you’ll just be in the area for a relatively short time while your spouse completes a contract role. There are several things you can do now to improve the chances of selling your home quicker. (more…)
- January 14, 2016